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I highly doubt that RT's area will be used for zumanjaro. Kingda Ka's queue splits into two ares. It would be better to have the coaster on one side and the drop tower on the other. RT's area will most likely by used for future expansion. Whether that is a new coaster or I even heard that it could be a new themed section!

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The fact that they kept Rolling Thunder's station and queue intact makes me a bit nervous that they aren't going to capitalize on the huge amount of room that is open for them to expand.

 

I hate to rain on this conversation about how the station is still intact but...

 

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^Even thought the station isn't intact (which makes sense- that would REALLY limit their coaster/expansion future in that area), the fact that they left the queue should certainly be noticed. There is no reason for them to leave it there if they don't have plans to utilize it in the near future. Everyone is saying this is such a horrible thing, which I'm not saying it is or isn't, but that does give us some reassurance that that area won't be left bare for the next 10 years or closed off like Old Country. There is no guarantee that they'll actually use that space and/or build a new coaster there until they say so, which they haven't.

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LOTS of parks have old queue lines that haven't been reused. Heck, Flight Commander's queue is still intact at Kings Island and it closed in 1995. I think this area is ripe for a new addition but I don't think that leaving the queue is a signal one way or the other that this is where the next big addition will go.

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LOTS of parks have old queue lines that haven't been reused. Heck, Flight Commander's queue is still intact at Kings Island and it closed in 1995. I think this area is ripe for a new addition but I don't think that leaving the queue is a signal one way or the other that this is where the next big addition will go.

That may be true but SFGAdv doesn't do this a lot. Its true that the chillers queue is there but that area is closed off. With toro next to it, I would think that not removing the queue is a sign that something could be coming in the near future...

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I have a feeling we shouldn't even be worrying about whether the queue means something or not till the park actually opens. Because they have a couple months left to rip that sucker out, they wouldn't bother doing it with the snow everywhere. The same talk was centered around the station meaning something, then that got torn down.

 

The park isn't going to miss this opportunity to expand outward more. They have a great area of land there and they won't just block it off with another coaster. That would be extremely foolish. And I doubt that when the decision was made to retire RT, it was done so with just a new coaster in mind. They now can fix two very obnoxious dead ends in the park layout, and that's awesome!

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^I really hope you're right. I would be very happy if they did have a general idea for how they'll develop that area, connecting Frontier Adventures, Plaza del Carnaval and the Golden Kingdom would make that side of the park much easier to navigate. I hope they don't put a coaster in RT's footprint. I hope it is in Old Country, whether that is 2015 or 2016, and they put some flats in RT's footprint, just as long as they don't block off future development with a huge coaster. That would draw HUGE crowds to that area with KK, Zumanjaro, El Toro, and Bizarro already there.

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Maybe this is far-fetched but there might be more than one thing in store for 2015. Possibly, they could pull a Magic Mountain and add two coasters. Since 2012, it has been relatively small additions. Maybe they are saving up for something. I dont know, it may be stupid but if you think about it it could make sense. One expanding into PDC and one in the chiller's spot. It could revive a dead area and thin crowds in another. It may be crazy but if planned right, it just might work

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The flat package in 2012 costed multi-millions. A very unique slide was also added.

In 2013, the safari changes costed millions. (Over a dozen trucks, two stations, a whole new stop during the safari, along with the added cost of staffing). There was also a major water park addition.

For 2014, Drop of Doom definitely costed multi-millions.

 

Just because they didn't add coasters doesn't mean they were weren't investing a lot of money into new attractions.

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Maybe this is far-fetched but there might be more than one thing in store for 2015. Possibly, they could pull a Magic Mountain and add two coasters. Since 2012, it has been relatively small additions. Maybe they are saving up for something. I dont know, it may be stupid but if you think about it it could make sense. One expanding into PDC and one in the chiller's spot. It could revive a dead area and thin crowds in another. It may be crazy but if planned right, it just might work

 

I like that idea! Maybe they can make an Rolling Thunder-esque comeback? I really have no idea, but I would to see an American park build a major racing coaster (hopefully with a High Five) and it would be perfect for SFGAd (although I'm not sure realistic, but hey why not ). I mean there were a lot of people who wanted to save Rolling Thunder so this could help...I think... Then SFGAd's second coaster could be either a ZacSpin or some other family coaster, or they could build a relocated coaster.

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^Or an Intamin Giga

I was thinking back on Great Adventure's recent coaster additions- as for an RMC woodie, does anyone know the approximate cost of SFGam's Goliath this year?

I think it's interesting that Great Adventure made two back to back huge gambles in '05 and '06, and since then, has spent very little (considering their history) on roller coasters. Dark Knight is listed at $7.5 million, and Green Lantern couldn't have been TOO costly to relocate. El Toro has probably the best ROI for any Great Adventure coaster considering its popularity, and Kingda Ka DEFINITELY has the lowest. This includes operating cost. Yes, it brings in guests and therefore money, but it was probably a poor FINANCIAL decision (I'm elaborating because I sense that I may get some backlash on this). My point is, since El Toro has had a decent record of consistent operations and little downtime, an RMC coaster may be another good decision for the park. If these recent additions all cost in the millions of dollars and El Toro only cost $12 million, we could be seeing another record breaking woodie in the very near future.

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^They're reliable and a usually a big hit with the GP. They've had success with B&M many times, why should they change?

Wish they'd work with Intamin again, Kinda Ka has been very successful for them. I've never been to Gradv but I'm assuming along with Nitro and El Toro they're the most popular rides at the park.

 

We need more Maverick-type rides in the US, they seems to please both GP and enthusiasts alike. Many enthusiasts are very meh when it comes to B&M's rides

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